Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another 3 x 3 Card

To start off, I want to say that this card looks so much better in person. Sometimes a camera just does not do things any justice.

I had one more co-worker give me a gift for Christmas. I needed to make up another thank you card because I do not want to leave her out.

For this card I used all SU! products. The cardstock and designer series paper are retired. The punches I used are all still current products. The one punch I used is a sneak peak for some of you. The bird is made from one of our new punches that is coming out in the occasions mini catalog, which you can begin ordering from on January 5th. Some of you may have already received the catalog in the mail. There are a ton of new things in it. I am really pleased with this catalog. If you want to see one let me know.

In case you are wondering what I used to make this card, here is the recipe:
Cardstock: pink pirouette, bordering blue, bella birds dsp
Ink: chocolate chip
Tools: large oval punch, word window punch, eyelet border punch, and the new two step bird punch.
Stamps: teeny tiny wishes

I hope you like it!!

Now go-n-stamp!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Fast 3 x 3 Cards

I received some presents from some of my co-workers this week. I wanted to thank them for their gifts and kindness for thinking of me. I decided to make 3 x 3 thank you cards for them. We have lockers that we store our things in at work. A regular sized card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) is too big for me to put into the slots. I decided the 3 x 3 size will work great. Now my only concern is if they will fit because of the ribbon and dimensionals. If not, I will just have to hand them out. No big deal!
Altogether I needed 4 cards. The first two shown below are made using the Upsy Daisy stamp set. I used 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon to add dimension to each of them also. I am pleased with how they turned out. For the real red and basic black card, I also used the modern label punch and the word window punch.

I wanted to try the embossing folders on a couple of them to see how it looked. I really like the Manhattan Flower (rich razzleberry) card. The other card is made with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. I really like the embosslit die with the butterflies. It will be available to purchase in January. I also used the large oval and scallop oval punches.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog. I hope it gives you the inspiration you need to help you want to create also. It is sooo much fun!! I would love to know what you think of them. Leave me a comment! Please!!

Now go-n-stamp!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tile with Rub-Ons

Wow!! I love how this tile turned out. I am planning on making some more. These would make wonderful gifts. I think I want to buy some stands to set them on instead of trying to make a ribbon hanger or using magnetic strips.

I once again used retired rub-ons (Love and Happiness), ribbon (soft sky), and cardstock (soft sky) to make this project. I have a hard time using current things when I need those for classes and workshops.

I love the shimmer paint!! I used the frost white on the butterflies, which made it look like I used metallic paper.

The first thing I did was put the rub-on onto the glazed tile, which is kind of a beige color. I used my new sizzix embosslit Beautiful Wings die (Occasions Mini Catalog) to make the butterflies. I love it already. I used soft sky cardstock then rubbed blue bayou classic ink on them with a stamping sponge. I sprayed them with frost white shimmer paint and allowed them to dry. To place them on the tile I used dimensionals and glue dots. I went around the edges of the tile with a stamping sponge that I put in blue bayou classic ink. The last thing I did was attach the soft sky ribbon. To help hold the ribbon in place I used glue dots underneath it.

You have to try this for yourself. You can use any rub-ons you may have and just use your imagination to fill it all in.

Take a minute to tell me what you think. I love comments!!

Now go-n-stamp!!

Treat Bags

I needed to make something up fairly fast for my Wednesday night class of girls at church. I just bought some candy and put it into cellophane bags that I had already bought from a local craft store quite a while back. I used retired ribbon to tie the bags shut and retired cardstock to make the tags.
The colors used were river rock, blue bayou, and soft sky. The snowflake was from the stamp set snow swirled, which is still a current set. I used the scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, and the 1 1/4" circle punches. I know I could have added glitter to make them even nicer, but I just wanted to get them done quickly and least messy.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Card

I was finally able to get my basement warm enough to make up a card yesterday. I guess that is the biggest negative about having my stamping area in the basement. It is the biggest area for it though.

I ended up making a card totally different than what I had in my mind. I was going to make a card with the sizzix snowflake #2 die, but this is what I ended up creating instead. I really like using the 5 petal flower punch to make poinsettia flowers. I made them one other time, about a year ago, to decorate a bottle.

I used the shimmer paint for the very first time in this project (It is on the handsome hunter background). I have been wanting to do it for a while, but kept putting it off. It works so easily and it is very fast to make. In case you are wondering how to do it. You need a mini spray bottle, shimmer paint ( I used champagne mist #116806), and rubbing alcohol. I filled the mini spray bottle to about 1/2 inch from the top. Then I just poured from the shimmer paint slowly. You do not need very much of it. Some people say about 6 drops. Well, mine did not drip, it poured out. Who knows maybe I didn't do something right. I bought the shimmer paint from the holiday mini catalog, which is only good until January 4th. If you haven't bought any and would like to, you need to hurry before time is up. You can always go to my Stampin' Up! website and purchase it if you would like. You can get to it from here.

I wanted you to see a close up of the poinsettia flowers and how they stand out, as well as, a picture of the whole card. It is made to look like a gift box. I used two of my favorite colors to make this card, handsome hunter and bravo burgundy. I still have to say that the rich regals are still my favorite color family. The one I still have never been able to really say I like is bold brights, but that is all right. I know that a lot of other people love those colors and that is great. We balance each other out, right?

I will now give you the recipe for this card (All Stampin' Up! products). I used lots of different things to make it. I am pleased with the end result.

Stamps: priceless, Christmas punch (hostess set), and delightful decorations
Cardstock: handsome hunter, bravo burgundy, and very vanilla
Ink: bravo burgundy and handsome hunter
Tools: big shot, petals a plenty textured folder (holiday mini), 5 petal flower punch, 1/16" hole punch, crimping tool, paper piercing tool, scallop straight edge punch, small and large tag punches, and boho blossoms punch
Accessories: vintage brads and champagne mist shimmer paint (holiday mini)

If you have a an extra minute, please leave me a comment. I love hearing what you think.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Tell your husband!!! Shop now --- sale is only until Dec. 22nd!

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Hello fellow bloggers. I was wanting to let you know that I am planning on getting some new things posted in a day or two. My stamping area is in the basement. It has been so cold down here that I haven't wanted to stay down here to stamp. Yes, I do have a heater that I can run, but it takes a little bit of time to warm it up. Anyhow now you know why I haven't done anything. My goal is to have at least one thing new a week. I didn't make it this time around. Sorry everyone!

I hope you have been able to stamp.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Tag Class

Since Christmas will be here very soon, I thought a Christmas Tag Class would be good to do. Christmas can be so much fun when you enjoy making your own things. It makes the person that gives the homemade gift feel very happy on the inside. Just like the saying goes, "It is better to give than to receive." I believe when you make something yourself that makes it even better to give than to receive. This is when I thank God for the gifts and talents He has given me. I love the fact that He chose to give me the gift of crafting. So much fun!!

For this class my customers will be making either 2 or 3 of each of these tags. They are going to make 15 tags altogether. I tried to choose colors that would go with whatever wrapping paper they would be. They can also be used on gift bags too. They would just have to wait to put their ties on at the last minute. I just thought of another thing they could use them on. If they make their own bakery items they could be attached to the ribbon. Enough ideas, I am sure you get the picture.

If you have a minute tell me what you think. Which one is your favorite? Mine is the one with the brocade blue scallop circles and shimmery white snowflake.

All of the supplies used to make these tags can be purchased from Stampin' Up! In fact, you can visit my Stampin' Up! website here to make an online order from the catalog.

Cardstock: bashful blue, brocade blue, night of navy, real red, garden green, shimmery white, and whisper white
Stamp sets: snow swirled, delightful decorations, and Christmas punch (hostess stamp set)
Ink: VersaMark, bashful blue, real red, garden green, night of navy
Tools: snowflake punch, wide oval punch, ornament punch, small and large tag punches, boho blossoms punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, sizzix lots of tags, big shot, and 1/16 hole punch
Accessories: silver brads, and silver and gold elastic cord from the Holiday mini catalog

Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!